Gail Something Else is a legend on the DIY scene. Festival promoter, singer, songwriter, saviour of badgers and book publisher. Now she can add radio DJ to her CV, as this week she joined up with Peppermint Iguana Radio to spread the word of Girrrl Power.
Go to the cloud cast below to check out two hours of chat and music, featuring a play list of all female fronted bands along with tales of singing novelty songs at men with guns, turning a merch stall into a full blown festival and getting all unnecessary in the House of Lords. She even gets her guitar out and does a track for us live on air.
1. Oh Bondage up yours: BY EX RAY SPEX
2. Homophobia: BY CHUMBUWAMBA
3. Need a little sugar in my bowl: BY BESSIE SMITH
4. Little baby swastika: BY SKUNK ANANSIE
5. Shave em dry: BY LUCILLE BOGAN
6. Where has our soul gone
7. Mansplaning: BY THE WIMMINS INSTITUTE
8. Freedom fighters: BY THE DEFEKTERS
9. Jenny and the changeling: BY THREE DAFT MONKEYS
10. Green green grass: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
11. Oh no max mix one: BY SKKEWIFF
12. Don’t google that lump: BY HATTIE HATSTER
13. Betrayal: BY DOGSHITE
14. Free rob will: BY HONEYWITCH
15. Get orf my tits live session: BY GAIL SOMETHING ELSE
16. Jack shit: BY EFA SUPERTRAMP
17. Whose army: BY SUZY CONRAD
18. Heard it on the grapevine: BY THE SLITS
19. False peace: BY THE PETROL GIRLS
20. I drank the levellers rider: BY TARANTISM
21. Between your legs: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
22. Anarchy in the UK: BY THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Show first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 22/11/16
Show sponsored by Cwm Taf Local Government Area branch of UNISON
The night before America went crazy and elected a madman as President, we chilled out around the fire and had a think about some of the gigs coming up in the next two weeks and reflected on some of the goings on in the world.
To listen to our fireside chat, click on the linky link
1. Fire: BY THE GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
2. On top: BY THE BELLRAYS
3. A song for bloke: BY THE LEVELLERS
4. Ronnie: BY THE SPORADICS
5. Faron young: BY PREFAB SPROUT
6. EVA: BY JEAN JAQUES PERREY
7. Eternal wheel: BY OZRIC TENTACLES
8. Dirty field whore: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
9. In me shed: BY PUNKS NOT DAD
10. Truth and Justice: BY THE HURRIERS
11. Angry planet: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
12. Rebel soul: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
13. Dub version two: BY THE LAST TREE SQUAD
14. American idiot: BY RICHARD CHEESE
15. And the motorcade sped on: BY STIENSKY AND THE MASS MEDIA
16. Home sweet home: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
17. Le grande bête: BY LE COD AFRIQUE
18. Churchill: BY AOS3
19. Calais nights; BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT
20. I wanna be sedated: BY NOUVELLE VAGUE
21. Making a monster: BY DUB WAR
22. Golden Clouds: BY THE ORB WITH LEE SCRATCH PERRY
23. Dub Documentary: BY RIDDIM TUFFA
First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 08/11/16
Show sponsored by Cwm Taff Local Government Area Branch of UNISON, the union for public service groovers
The greatest and most important radio DJ that ever lived, went to the great after party in the sky on 25th October 2004. For our Peppermint Iguana Radio show on 25th October 2016, we opted to doff our sonic hats to the great man, to mark the 12th anniversary of his passing.
We could fill several dozen shows paying tribute to the man, and still only have scratched the surface of his importance. But with only two hours to fill, we opted to pick some of our favourite ‘Peel Sessions’, alongside tunes that we caught on his show for the first time that left a lasting impression on us. We also snuck in some brand new releases and demos – which we think John would have approved of. This gives us plenty of options if we end up doing a show for his birthday!
To listen again, clickety click on the cloudcast below
1. Dot dash: BY FAT BOY SLIM 2. No fun: BY THE ORB – Peel session from 12/05/92 peel session 3. Pickin the blues: BY GRINDERSWITCH – When Peel’s previous vehicle Top Gear came to an end in September 1975, rather than have a specially recorded theme (as the Nice had done for the aforementioned show), John merely chose something from what one assumes was his own collection. ‘Pickin’ The Blues’ subsequently topped and tailed almost every show from 29 September 1975 and can still be heard introducing the 29 February 1992 show. However, it was eventually dropped, to be replaced by Corporation-manufactured items. 4. Pusherman: BY GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN 5. New England: BILLY BRAGG – Peel Session from 27/07/83 6. Folk the police: BY THE PEATBOG FAIRIES 7. Coronation street dub: BY IZZY ROYAL 8. TV Stars: BY THE SKIDS – Peel Session from 16/05/78 9. Another girl another planet: BY THE ONLY ONES – Peel Session from 05/04/78 10. Change: BY KILLING JOKE Peel Session from 05/03/80 11. Jolene: BY DOLLY PARTON – in the days before cd peel often accidentally played vinyl songs at wrong speed. This is intentionally payed at wrong sped and is arguable better than it is at the correct speed. 12. Can’t take the heartbreak: BY NOVA CODA 13. Bankrobber: BY ANHREFEN AND ONE STYLE MDV 14. Political thing: BY ZION TRAIN 15. Brand new life: BY YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Peel session from 18/08/16 16. I saw batman in the launderette: BY THE SHAPES 17. Dub on leaf street: BY THE CO-OPPERATORS 18. City of lights: BY VIVA ZAPATA 19. Velociraprute: BY CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT 20. In a flat field: BY BAUHAUS Peel Session from 03/01/80 21. Halloween: BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT 22. Devil at your door: BY THE BASTARD JOE KELLY 23. Johnny remember me: BY JOHN COOPER CLARKE AND HUGH CORNWALL 24. Anti-pope: BY KING Peel Session from 11/07/78 (rare recording of Captain Sensible project between the Damned first splitting up and reforming back in 1978) 25. Charlie Jones: BY JOHNNY CAGE AND THE VOODOO GROOVE 26. Woolf man howl: BY THE VIBRATORS 27. Teenage kicks: BY NOUVELLE VAGUE 28. Rain: BY LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
The next Peppermint Iguana Radio show goes out live on 25th October. The anniversary of the departure of the greatest radio DJ the world has ever seen.
John Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack on 25 October 2004, on a working holiday in the Inca city of Cusco in Peru.
We can but dream of one day being fit to lace his boots, but we can pay tribute to him on this week’s show. So we will.
Back in the days when it was acceptable for young boys to go to school in the morning and proudly announce they had been hidden under their bedsheets with a ‘tranny’, many of us will have spent many an evening listening to the John Peel show on a little transistor radio when we were supposed to be getting a good night’s sleep.
Who amongst us did not find ourselves scrabbling for pen and paper after hearing a tune that flicked our switch for the first time.
It is fair to say, over the years, he played an awful lot of crap, but you knew that somewhere on the show you would hear a tune that would change your life.
So this week, alongside the new releases from the underground that John would want us to champion, we will also feature some of the tunes that ‘Uncle John’ turned us on to. We will also try to dig out a few of those legendary Peel Sessions that could often make the career of young hopefuls.
To listen live, tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock UK time on Tuesday 25th October 2016.
And here we have it for those that missed it, Ginger Gone’s final show for you to listen again as you please.
We thought it had been lost in the bowels of the computer, but we have rolled up our selves, plugged ourselves into the matrix and gone deep into the hard drive of the station server and dragged it out kicking and screaming.
John’s departure also marks our fifth anniversary. In those five years we have done 127 shows, taking up over 300 hours of airtime (that is the equivalent of broadcasting nonstop for 12 and a half days) and we have played 3,500 tunes. We have had a dozen guests on the show, broken the system twice (well, Corky was to blame for one of those times) had over 500 disagreements and 35 full blown rows live on air including, on one occasion, John getting up and walking out in the middle of the show.
But here we have it, John’s last show – a three and a half hour special. It was a sort of greatest hits thing, John playing his favourite tunes from his time on the show and Clint playing his favourite new discoveries from the last half decade. Remarkably, we actually got on well for three of the three and a half hours.
To listen again, press the play button on the mixcloud widget below
And then there was one – Yes, Ginger John is now officially gone, but Clint is still flying the DIY flag and keeping the show on the road. The beat, as they say, goes on.
Now we can really get stuck into Clint’s extensive back catalogue of underground music from the last half decade and can feature more of those hot new releases and demos.
Without the ginger one constantly interrupting we will have time to get stuck into some proper experimental psychedelic funky dubiness and will be able to throw in more of those 12” mixes and album tracks that John used to whinge about.
Oh – and by coincidence, there has been a bit of a change in the sponsor department. Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, is no more, they have merged with Merthyr Tydfil UNISON and are now going by the name of Cwm Taf Local Government UNISON.
As we rapidly approach five years of being on air, Ginger (almost) Gone has decided to hang up his headphones. Show 128, our fifth birthday, will be his last show. So for the last two shows he will be revisiting some of his favourite tunes that he has spun in the last half decade, including PAIN, Dr Alimontado and Ty karim.
He also paid tribute to ska legend Prince Buster who went to the great dancehall in the sky on 8th September.
Clint is not going anywhere though and will continue to bring you the best of the underground. This week his play was heavily loaded with bands playing the last festival of the season, Something Else in the Dean, which takes place in the forest of dean over 23/24/25 September.
He also paid tribute to Graham Wiggins, AKA Dr Didg, who sadly passed away in his sleep on 7th September
To listen again, check out ye olde coudcast below.
1. Earthquake: BY PRINCE BUSTER
2. Rough lover: BY ARETHA FRANKLIN
3. Baka: BY OUTBACK
4. Rave on: BY DR DIDG
5. Neat neat neat: BY THE DAMNED
6. Crackdown remix: BY TWENTY FIFTH OF MAY
7. Freedom Fighters: BY THE DEFEKTERS
8. Freedom fighters: BY SPANNER
9. Lighten up baby: BY TY KARIM
10. Born for a purpose: BY DR ALIMONTADO
11. Streets: BY PHAT BOLLARD
12. Twenty four seven: BY DUB THE EARTH
13. Shake em up: BY UK DECAY
14. Legion: BY THEATRE OF HATE
15. Not nowhere: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
16. Disturbing one: BY TARANTISM
17. Just a little bit: BY ROSCOE GORDON
18. Grow more weed: BY PAIN
19. Music must destroy: BY RUTS DC
20. Sky high: BY CULTURE SHOCK
21. Subway joe: BY JOE BATTAN
22. Move way Babylon: BY ROGER ROBINSON
23. Mouths wide shut: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
24. Hey aliens: BY THE BOUNCING SOULS
25. Why must I cry: BY PETER TOSH
26. You dont know: BY ELLIE GREENWICH
27. May you never: BY JOHN MARTIN
28. I dont wanna go home: BY DOOZER McDOOZE
The Artist Formerly Known as Ginger John has today announced that he is stepping down from his position of back bench internet radio DJ. His final show will be broadcast live on 27th September 2016, almost five years to the day since the airing of the first ever Peppermint Iguana Radio show.
Yes, the festival season is coming to a close, so this week we will be giving a big shout out to Gail and the crew and playing a selection of bands playing the final festy of the year.
Clint will also pay tribute to Dr Didg, who was taken from us in his sleep recently. John will no doubt be giving a shout out to ska legend Prince Buster, who also left the building since our last show.
Show # 125 originally went out live on Dapper FM on 30th August 2016. As well as our usual new releases and hidden gems from the past, we also previewed a shed load of gigs coming up the following week including Fordham Park Urban Free, Common Ground, Festival Number Six, Jesus and Mary Chain, Wonk Unit, Toots and the Maytals and Petrol Girls..
To listen again check pout the cloudcast below
1. Spit it out: BY THE SLAVES
2. Jah war dub: BY RUTS DC
3. Anarchy in the UK live: BY SEX PISTOLS
4. Another ticket: BY BIG BOY GROVES
5. Kung fu techniques: BY FABERGE EGG
6. Movin’ on: BY INNER TERRESTRIALS
7. Oh Carolina: BY FOLKES BROTHERS
8. E = MC2: BY BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
9. Vampire dub plate mix: BY BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE
10. Dole: BY CRESS
11. Guts: BY WONK UNIT
12. Just like honey: BY JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
13. Speck of dust; BY CLUSTERFUCK
14. Protagonist: BY PETROL GIRLS
15. Do the regay: BY TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
16. Don’t be sore at me: BY THE PARLIMENTS
17. Rebel soul: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
18. Ritten in rehab: BY DAMIDGE
19. Mirage: BY SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
20. Kick in the eye: BY BAUHAUS
21. Pizza tramp: BY PIZZA TRAMP
22. Eyes get used to the darkness: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
23. Drip drop: BY THE DRIFTERS
24. Bam bam: BY SISTER NANCY
25. The prisoner theme tune: BY UNKNOWN
26. Stompin thru midnight dub mix: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
27. Irie: BY KATCHFIRE
28. Image part one: BY HANK LEVINE ORCHESTRA
Summer is nearly over, but there are still a few cracking festivals coming our way before we put our tents back in the attic and our caravans back in storage. For our next show we will be previewing Fordham Park Urban Free, Common Ground and forthcoming gigs from the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Petrol Girls.
Clint will have some brand spanking new releases and John will probably just wander around his living room and pick up random bits of vinyl off the floor and rip them to CD. But hey, some of them will be fabulous.
This week, alongside our usual blend of cutting edge new sounds from the underground and overlooked gems from the past, we paid tribute to three rock and roll legends.
Elvis Presley, cited by many as the father of rock and roll left the building on 16th August 1977, whilst Robert Johnson, who sold his soul to the devil and became the granddaddy of rock and roll went to the great gig in the sky on 16th August 1938
And over the weekend of 15/16/17 August 1969 a little farm outside of New York hosted the Woodstock festival which immediately stamped its name in rock and roll history
To listen again, check out our mixcloud below
1. Respectable: BY THE ISLEY BROTHERS
2. Listen to music: BY LLOYD AND THE GROOVERS
3. Goin’ to try: BY TEN YEARS AFTER
4. Shower time in the slammer: BY THE DECLINE
5. Spirit walker: BY THE CULT
6. Pretty vacant live: BY THE SEX PISTOLS
7. Fever dub: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
8. Fire up the engine of god: BY LACERTILLIA
9. Journey to the centre of the mind: BY THE AMBOY DUKES
10. Turn back dub: BY JOE GIBBS
11. I loves the port: BY BAD SAM
12. All my friends: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
13. Hound dog: BY LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS
14. Let yourself go: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
15. Crossroads: BY ROBERT JOHNSON
16. I wanna be in a New York punk band: BY FLYSCREEN
17. PC 1984: BY CRISIS
18. Megamix: BY THE SWEET
19. Whoever invented the fish finger: BY LEON ROSSELSON
20. Healer dub: BY THE RESONATORS
21. One draw: BY RITA MARLEY
22. Suspicious minds: BY CANDI STATON
23. No more heroes: BY THE STRANGLERS
24. Christian by default: BY THE ANTIPOET
25. That cat: BY DR HORSE
26. Cholo vest: BY JOE STRUMMER
27. Rubbernecking Paul Oakenfold mix: BY ELVIS PRESLEY
28. Long time gone: BY CROSBY STILLS AND NASH
First broadcast live on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on 16th August 2016.
Big hugs to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.
Never mind Super Saturday, Peppremint Iguana are back on air tonight so it’s gonna be a Terrific Tuesday.
Forty seven years ago this week the legendary Woodstock festival took place in New York State. Since then the festival scene has had its up and downs, highs and lows but you can’t kill the spirit, it’s still going on strong. Possibly stronger than ever. As you would expect from peppermint Iguana, this week we will be playing some tunes from bands that we have caught at festivals in recent weeks and bands playing festivals in the next couple of weeks.
We also pay tribute to Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley, who shuffled off his mortal coil thirty nine years ago this week and Robert Johnson who died on 16th August 1938
To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 16th August from 8pm till around 10:30 ish.
This week we showcased the forthcoming Green Gathering and Kaya festivals, talked about current affairs, took the piss out of each other, spun some new tunes and some hidden gems from the past. Same as usual then!
Play list as follows
1. Chicken Squawk: BY MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS
2. Captivity is cruel: BY PRIMEVAL SOUP
3. Summer time : BY BILLY STEWART
4. My woman’s love: BY JIMMY RILEY
5. Immigrants and dissidents: BY WILL TUN AND THE WASTERS
6. Living in a rut: BY THE MOON BIRDS
7. Christian dior: BY ADAM AND THE ANTZ
8. Hookup girl: BY VIV ALBERTINE
9. I could be free: BY EFA SUPERTRAMP
10. What you see is what you are: BY HERE AND NOW
11. Fever: BY LITTLE WILLY JOHN
12. Too late to turn back now: ALTON ELIS
13. Anarchist in Homebase: BY TARANTISM
14. Hope and glory: BY THE UPBEAT SNEAKERS
15. What’s so funny about peace love and understanding: BY ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
16. Don’t touch me tomato: BY PHILYS DILLION
17. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
18. Naxalite: BY ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION
19. Thinking of the USA : BY EATER
20. Natty pass im GCE: BY SHORTY THE PRESIDENT
21. Hear the trumpets sound: BY COSMO
22. Spirit of the radio: BY RUSH
23. You don’t know where your interest lies: BY DANA VALERY
24. I can only give you everything: BY NAZ NOMAD AND THE NIGHTMARES
25. The old school will rise: BY THE CHALK OUTLINES
26. Skank it out: BY DOPE BISCUITS
27. You’ve got a friend: BY CAROL KING
28. That summer feeling: BY JONATHON RICHMOND
First broadcast on 2nd August 2016 on Dapper FM.
Show sponsored by Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.
It seems like forever since the festival season started, but August is always a month where it manages to go up a gear. This week we highlight some of the festivals coming up in the next week, particularly the Green Gathering and the Kaya festival. All of this will be mixed with our usual blend of new releases and hidden gems from the past.
Expect Asian Dub Foundation, Millions of Dead Cops, Primeval Soup, Tarantism, Here and Now, Carol King, Chalk Outlines, Upbeat Sneakers and much more.
To find out what makes it to the final play list, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 2nd August.
Big love to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public service groovers.
What a difference a month makes. We turn our back for five minutes and not only have Wales captured the heart of the footballing world but the country has voted to come out of the EU, the prime minister has resigned, Nigel Farage has resigned, the Labour are in the middle of a civil war and if that was not enough, the Chilcot report is out tomorrow.
So, as usual, our play list reflected some of these events alongside tales of France and our usual eclectic mix that only Peppermint Iguana could do.
1. It’s oh so quiet: BY BJORK
2. Somebody stole my thunder: BY GEORGIE FAME
3. Bloody revolutions: BY CRASS
4. The loser: BY DERRICK HARRIOT
5. Scary times are never dull: BY AOS3
6. I drank the levellers rider: BY TARANTISM
7. Ich bin ein auslander: BY POP WILL EAT ITSELF
8. Follow the leader: BY KILLING JOKE
9. Dance of the shrouded lunatic: BY COLIN CONSTERIDNE
10. Beautiful thing: BY THE STONE ROSES
11. White riot demo: BY THE CLASH
12. Guns in the USA: BY TWENTY FIFTH OF MAY
13. War crime: BY CAPTAIN SKA
14. Jeremy Corbyn the most dangerous man in Britain: ON U SOUND SYSTEM
15. I need a roof: BY THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
16. Miss you so: BY TINY TOPSY
17. Call out to efa: BY COSMO
18. I wanna stay like this for ever: BY DOOZER MC DOOZE
19. For my country: BY UK DECAY
20. War: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
21. This is Wales: BY THE BARRY HORNS
22. Rhedeg I Paris: BY ANHREFEN
23. All around the world BY THE JAM
24. Power to the people: BY CLANCY ECCLES
25. Awareness: BY DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
26. Back to the bills: BY SKINNER AND TWITCHETT
27. Dream a little dream: BY MAMA CASS
28. Everything is gonna be alright: BY PP ARNOLD
Yes folks, we are back on air on Tuesday 5th July.
It’s been four weeks since our last live show and a lot has happened. The UK has voted to leave the EU, England lost to a part time team managed by a dentist and the Welsh football team have excelled all our expectations. Our trip to France to cheer the boys on has been an experience never to be forgotten – but not necessarily for the right reasons. Oh – and the festival scene is cooking nicely as well.
So expect a European flavour to our show this week, mixing in our usual off the wall blend of new music, hidden gems and cult heroes of the festival scene.
This week we amazingly managed to control ourselves and get the show done and dusted in our allotted two hour slot. In preparation for the forthcoming Euros, we had French dub, Russian hardcore, Slovakian ska, welsh language punk English hip hop and much more
1. Summer wine: BY NANCY SINATRA
2. Enter the dragon: THE UPSETTER
3. Together stronger: BY MANIC STREET PREACHERS
4. Vive la revolution: BY THE ADICTS
5. Where’s my money: BY WILLIE JONES
6. Stay a little bit longer: BY DELANO STEWART
7. Pour qui some le dub: BY DUBAMIX
8. Too drunk to fuck: BY NOUVELLE VAGUE
9. No future: BY THE SEX PISTOLS
10. King bee: BY SLIM HARPO
11. Mafia: BY SKA2TONICS
12. Papers please: BY MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE
13. The Russians are coming: BY CAPTAIN SENSIBLE
14. Goodbye Toulouse: BY THE STRANGLERS
15. Rhywelyn Moscow: BY ANHREFEN
16. Mint SOS: BY Y SYBS
17. Sweet dreams: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
18. England’s irie: BY BLACK GRAPE
19. Spirit of fifty eight: BY ARGUMENT CITY
20. Book of rules: BY THE HEPTONES
21. Leave me alone: THE ANGELIC UPSTARTS
22. Bing bong: BY SUPER FURY ANIMALS
23. No Vietcong: BY MOHAMMED ALI
24. Ali: BY TRINITY
25. I’m a little mixed up: BY BETTY JAMES
26. Death of the European: BY THE THREE JOHNS
1. Red flag: BY BILLY BRAGG
2. Ironmasters: BY THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG
3. When will be paid: BY THE STAPLE SINGERS
4. Dog scratched ear: BY HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE
5. Peterloo to Orgreave: BY MATT ABBOT
6. Reactions: BY TRACEY ISLAND
7. Union man: BY THEE FACTION
8. Strike occupy resist (Flappsandwich re-rub): BY COSMO
9. Current affairs: BY THE UPBEAT SNEAKERS
10. UK arms trade: BY MARK THOMAS
11. Know your riots: BY THE CHOMSKY ALL-STARS
12. Modern day burn: BY DOLE AGE
13. Groovy train: BY THE FARM
14. Get up stand up: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
15. Half the world away: BY OASIS.
Over the weekend 3rd/4th/5th June, Merthyr Tydfil will be commemorating the uprising of 1831 with the Merthyr Rising Festival. Now in its third year the festival features music, talks, walks, films and much more. Highlights include music from the Farm and Henry’s Funeral Shoe, talks from the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Tariq Ali and comedy from Mark Thomas.
To provide you with a warm up for the event, Peppermint Iguana Radio have invited organisers from the event to join us in the studio to talk about the idea behind the event and talk about what is instore for us this year.
We will also be spinning tunes by some of the bands playing the festival and one or to tunes that fit in with the spirit of the Merthyr Rising.
On 24th May, Peppermint Iguana Radio paid tribute to our mate Steve Will, who sadly passed away earlier this month. Below you will find a cloud cast of the show to listen again.
At times like this it is always difficult to know what to say or do. People will always struggle to come to terms with someone passing too early. Everyone will have their own way of dealing with things.
Here at Peppermint Iguana we do a radio show. So we did a show for Steve. That’s what we do. It won’t rewind the hands of time and it won’t bring Steve back. But it has helped us down the road of coming to terms with things and hopefully will play a part in the healing for others.
Steve was as passionate about music as we are. The show features some of the songs he introduced us to and some of the songs we shared with him. It also shares a handful of memories that will live with us forever.
We hope that the show will bring comfort to those that knew him and provide an insight into who Steve was to those that did not know him. We think it stands up in its own right alongside all of our other shows – entertaining and hopefully informative. Judge for yourselves.
1. The Cardiff City sound: BY THE BLUEBEATS
2. Keep on keeping on: BY THE REDSKINS
3. Skinhead moonstomp: BY SYRAMIP
4. A little bit of something: BY LITTLE RICHARD
5. All for one: BY THE STONE ROSES
6. Psychic attack: BY RUTS DC
7. Ali Baba: BY JOHN HOLT
8. Too late: BY LARRY WILLIAMS
9. Memphis soul stew: BY KING CURTIS
10. David Watts: BY THE JAM
11. Ignite: BY THE DAMNED
12. Pressure drop: BY THE CLASH
13. Blue army: BY THE OPPRESSED
14. Simon says: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
15. Geno: BY DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNER
16. Al capone: BY PRINCE BUSTER
17. Geno: BY PHOENIX CITY ALLSTARS
18. Jubilation dub: BY JOE GIBBS
19. Little latin lupe lu: BY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
20. Legalise it: BY PETER TOSH
21. Everything’s groovy: BY GAYE BYKERS ON ACID
22. Cornflake: BY THE PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS
23. Miss you: BY TED TAYLOR
24. The harder they come: BY JIMMY CLIFF
25. Riders on the storm: BY THE DOORS
26. Seasons in the sun: BY TERRY JACKS
27. One love: BY BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
28. My way: BY SID VICIOUS
29. Ghost in my house: BY R DEAN TAYLOR
On 24th May, Peppermint Iguana pays tribute to Steve Williams, who sadly went on to the great dancefloor in the sky recently. Steve touched many of us in many ways. He was an uncle, a friend, a mentor and – in some ways – a role model.
Well known on the Northern Soul All-nighter scene, on the terraces of Cardiff City and loved by all who knew him, Steve was an avid music lover that taught us all a few things in his time. Never sticking to what he knew, Steve was always one for checking out new sounds.
This show will pay tribute to Steve by playing some of the music he loved and some of the music we love that reminds us of him. Expect Northern Soul and Ska. But also expect punk and a few other little surprises.
We will also feature a few new hot releases – cos that is what Steve would have wanted – for us to keep on keeping on.
To listen live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till just after 10pm on Tuesday 24th May.
Peppermint Iguana is sponsored by RCT UNISON, the union for public sector groovers
First time around he forgot what day it was, then when we finally got him into the studio Corky broke the radio station. But we managed to salvage something from it and we now have two hours in conversation with Paul Corkrey and Neil Dymock of the Football Supporters Federation Cymru recorded and on line for you to listen at your own inconvenience.
Yep, apologies to those of you that tried to listen live but Corky managed to pull out a vital cable and we could not work out where it came from. But no matter, below you will find a downloadable link to our chat about the forth coming Euro 2016 Tournament.
Expect vital information about stadiums, discussions about wales prospects of winning the final and tales of leper colonies.
As hail stones battered the window of the studio, the Iguana Crew tell themselves, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing” – because we are just days away from our first festival of the season. Landed Festival.
For tonight’s show there was a heavy splattering of bands that will be playing Landed, alongside some hot new releases, a tribute to Prince, a look back at the birth of punk and – in a last minute addition to the play list due to a historical verdict passed the day of the show – a tribute to the 96 football fans that died at Hillsborough.
To listen to the show again, check out the mix cloud link below.
1. Raving Raven: BY THE INEXPLICABLES.
2. Bees: BY THE SWEETCHUNKS BAND
3. Beat on the brat: BY THE RAMONES
4. Boss Hoss: BY THE SONICS
5. Stay awake: BY THE UPBEAT SNEAKERS
6. Cipher: BY ZUB ZUB
7. Chalice in the palace: BY U ROY
8. No monarchy: BY KIDS
9. Queenie: BY REGIME
10. Fun done: BY DUB WAR
11. Everything you wanted: BY SPEAR OF DESTINY
12. Emergency: BY NINE NINE NINE
13. Kings of the world: BY DEPARTMENT S
14. Noise complaint: BY THE VEGETABLE COLLECTIVE
15. Why birds follow spring: BY ALTON ELLIS
16. I’ll forgive and forget: BY ROY HOLDEN
17. The old shool will rise: BY THE CHALK OUTLINES
18. Dub sinsation: BY REVEREND DREAD
19. Who the cap fit: BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
20. Alone again or: BY LOVE
21. On top: BY THE BELLRAYS
22. Byker Hill: BY KILNABOY
23. Princess and the frog: BY THE JIM JONES REVIEW
24. Wild child: BY DONNIE ELBERT
25. Blood is thicker: BY THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY
26. Death of the festival: BY SLAMBOREE FEATURING BEANS ON TOAST
27. Hey hey hey hey: BY LITTLE RICHARD
28. I wish you heaven: BY PRINCE
29. Why? :BY TWENTY FIFTH OF MAY
30. Ninety six tears: BY QUESTION MARK AND THE MYSTERIONS
The daffodils may be still in bloom and the roads may still getting gritted at night, but the festival season is already underway and a few hardy souls have already had their sleeping bags out of mothballs. But Beltane is almost upon us and with it the 2016 festival season will be kicking off properly.
Over the weekend of 29th April to 1st May the hills will be alive to the sound of Landed Festival. Snuggled away in the heart of Mid Wales (Between Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader) Landed is one of Wales best kept secrets, mixing live music, DJs, theatre, crafts, healing and stalls, all surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the UK.
For the next Peppermint Iguana radio show, on 26th April, we scoop up a sample of the bands playing Landed to whet your appetite. As yet we have not finalised the play list but we have plenty to choose from. Will it be the Goa Trance of Zub Zub, the Anarcho Folk Punk of Kilnaboy or the Ska of the Chalk Outlines? All will be revealed on the night.
We will also have some hot new tunes from the likes of Dub War and Department S and we mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramones seminal first album.
Peppermint Iguana Radio hit the net once again on 12 April 2016. We Marked the opening of the festival season, said hello to John’s Bees and said goodbye to Howard Marks.
To listen again, check out the cloudcast below.
1. Don’t mess with my man: BY IRMA THOMAS
2. Clampdown: BY THE CLASH
3. Mental (REMIX): BY DUB WAR
4. Fuego: BY THE HEADS
5. Chicken pack: BY THE BEES
6. Buzzzzz: BY JIMMY GORDON
7. Fern hill: BY HOWARD MARKS
8. Grow more weed: BY PAIN FEATURING HOWARD MARKS
9. Jah rasta: BY CULTURE
10. Babylon: BY NEW YORK DOLLS
11. Kick and scream: BY DAMIDGE
12. Do one: BY TITS UP
13. Honey boy: BY GINGER WILLIAMS
14. Queen majesty: BY THE TECHNIQUES
15. Pelting drove: BY THE FIREPIT COLECTIVE
16. Dreams: BY DOOZER MCDOOZE
17. Honey honey: BY THE SUPREMES
18. Honey bee: BY DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES
19. Watcha gonna do about it: BY THE SMALL FACES
20. Politicians in my eye: BY DEATH
21. Delilah: BY JOHN OTWAY AND WILD WILLY BARRETT
22. Brixton nights: BY CRAZY PINK REVOLVERS
23. Offshore banking business: BY THE MEMBERS
24. Mouth full of shit: BY CHUMBAWAMBA
25. 5 10 15: BY RUTH BROWN
26. Creation: BY PETER TOSH
27. Cameron: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
28. Thank you for smoking: BY THE LONE STUNTMAN FEATURING HOWARD MARKS
Mother festival is wiping the sleep out of her eyes, having a bit of a stretch and putting the kettle on for a cup of chai. To provide a sound track to her wake up, on 12th April 2016 Peppermint Iguana Radio will be featuring some of the bands playing the Something Else Solar Warm Up Party and All Tomorrow’s Parties.
So you can expect Muddy Summers, Doozer McDooze and the Firepit Collective to show up on the play list.
Not only is Mother Festival walking up, but the Peppermint Iguana Beehive is also coming to life, so expect lots of bee related tunes from the likes of –erm – TheBees, The Techniques and two different bands called the Supremes.
Sadly, as we were putting the finishing touches to the play list, we heard the news that on 10th April 2016 Mr Nice, AKA, Howard Marks shuffled off his mortal coil, 21 years to the day after being released from prison. Howard was about as rock and roll as it is possible to be, without actually being a rock and roller. He did dabble with the odd collaboration though, and we will be featuring a few of those throughout the show.
To hear all of this, and more, live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 12th April.
As usual, high five to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.
Listen again, to the show the internet was invented for. Swing to the funky grooves, bounce to the punky rebelliousness, and chill to the dubtastic vibrations.
We had an unusually interactive show this week, with the Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores Appreciation Society tuning in en mass. The number of people losing their Dapper FM virginity broke the station record. Big hugs to every one of you.
To relive the moment we deflowered a record number of groovers, check out the cloudcast below.
1. Get higher: BY BLACK GRAPE
2. Out of our tree: BY THE WAILERS
3. Funk: BY YEDDY
4. Control: BY CHASE AND STATUS WITH THE SLAVES
5. Kimble: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
6. Crying in the night: BY THE MONITORS
7. Riot: BY THREE D PRODUCTIONS
8. Summer in the city: BY THE CORTINAS
9. This is the modern world: BY THE JAM
10. I won’t come crawling back to you: BY MELVIN DAVIES
11. Three PM: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
12. Go: BY THE DEFEKTERS
13. Nowhere: BY THERAPY?
14. Will you still care: BY THE CROCKETT’S
15. F.E.A.R: BY CLUSTERFUCK WITH EFA SUPERTRAMP
16. Satan’s horses: BY THE CABINET OF MILLIONAIRES
17. Ali baba: BY JOHN HOLT
18. I spy for the FBI: BY JAMO THOMAS
19. Old codger: BY THE STRANGLERS WITH GEORGE MELLY
20. Friends and business: BY THE SKINTS
21. Orgasm addict: BY THE BUZZCOCKS
22. Shaktar Donetsk: BY JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
23. Kick out the jams: BY THE MC FIVE
24. Blitzkrieg bop: BY THE RAMONES
25. Goodness gracious me: BY PETER SELLERS AND SOPHIA LOREN
26. She just sits there: BY RALPH GRAHAM
27. America: BY THE NICE
28. Ethiopian revelation: BY BIG ROY